WHY LISTEN TO F.A.C.T.S.?

Because F.A.C.T.S. has dug for the facts. Thousands of hours of research support the information presented by F.A.C.T.S on this web site. All statements are backed by documentation; this does not necessarily include editorials (identified as such), which are the opinion of the writer.

  • We have spent many hours studying the literature dealing with uranium production and uranium health effects.
  • We have obtained the assistance of those who are involved in the study of low-level radiation exposure and its causation of cancer.
  • We have obtained previously unavailable historical documents through Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests made to the federal government, backed up with lawsuits when records are withheld.
  • We have obtained records through Freedom Of Information Law (FOIL) requests made to New York State.
  • We have communicated with individuals directly involved at the workplace or in the neighborhoods.

"THE FOUR CORNERS NETWORK"

F.A.C.T.S. has developed relationships with other environmental organizations. We subcribe to several newsgroups located around the world.

Over the years, F.A.C.T.S. has established a sizeable database of contacts.

We call this network "THE FOUR CORNERS NETWORK" because it literally covers the four corners of the U.S. and even extends to other areas across the planet.


FACTS' SOURCES

Below is a brief sampling of some of our information sources concerning the health effects of long-term exposure to low-level radioactive waste. Since these persons and organizations are independent experts, F.A.C.T.S. relies on their many years of research rather than relying on interested DOE "government experts" who consistently have told the public that there is "no problem."


IEER

The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

IEER provides activists, policy-makers, journalists, and the public with understandable and accurate scientific and technical information on energy and environmental issues. Their aim is to bring scientific excellence to public policy issues in order to promote the democratization of science and a safer, healthier environment.


RACHEL

(Remote Access Chemical Hazards Electronic Library)

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Environmental Research Foundation (ERF) provides technical assistance to Grass-roots environmental groups working to strengthen democracy at the local level. ERF's projects are designed to sustain a democratic movement of grass-roots groups, to curtail abuses of toxic and radioactive materials and to advocate reduction of the use of hazardous materials. Their weekly newsletter, Rachel's Hazardous Waste News and their on-line computer database RACHEL provide timely information to citizens.


Committee for Nuclear Responsibility

John W. Gofman, M.D., Ph.D, is chairman of the Committee for Nuclear Responsibility, and Egan O'Connor is editor. Dr. Gofman is professor emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of four books on the health consequences of exposure to ionizing radiation - - - 1981, 85, 90, 94.

In earlier years, JWG proved the fissionability of uranium-233 (in 1942) and developed chemical techniques to deliver the first milligram-quantities of plutonium for the Manhattan Project (in 1943); did pioneer research on heart disease and lipoproteins (1947-1963); established (in 1963) the Biomedical Research Division of the Livermore National Lab, where he examined the health effects of radiation and studied chromosomal origins of cancer.

Support for his research was taken away in 1972, in reprisal for his emphatic and persistent public statements about the health hazards of radiation.


Childhood Cancer Research Institute

The Childhood Cancer Research Institute is organized to prevent childhood cancer by investigating the root causes of this disease and educating the public on these critical findings. CCRI specializes in epidemiological studies on radiation-related causes of cancer and promoting public participation in radiation health risk assessment and management. Dr. Dianne Quigley is the Executive Director. Gini Egan is Assistant Editor of CCRI's Newsletter and contributes very informative articles. The Board of Directors includes Dr. Alice Stewart among others. Richard Clapp, Sc.D. is among the many scientific advisors at CCRI.


Richard Clapp, Sc.D.

Richard Clapp is an epidemiologist and assistant professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health. He has conducted studies of cancer incidence around nuclear facilities and has visited several U.S. Department of Energy sites to assess health effects in workers and surrounding communities.

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